Knitting Preview: November 2, 2019 issue

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Keep it simple is the message in this week’s knitting preview.

As the days get colder, you will want a cosy sweater that you can make and wear quickly. This one certainly fits the bill.

There are instructions for eight sizes, ranging from 81 cm (32 ins) to 117 cm (46 ins) with an ease of around 10 cm (4 ins).

Front and back are each worked in a simple stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) and the sleeves in a K2, P2 rib with classic raglans.

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

The yarn used is Rico Design Essentials Mega Merino Chunky, a wool and acrylic mix.

We selected shade Orange (005), which is very much the colour of the moment.

If you prefer another shade, there are 16 shades in total to choose from. You can view them and order from

If you want to beat the chills this winter, then this is the sweater for you.

If this knitting preview has encouraged you to pick up your needles again, remember we have patterns in every issue.

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!